Jason Lee

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Name: Jason Lee ( Jason Michael Lee )
Born: April 25, 1970
Age: 49 years old
Birthplace: Santa Ana, USA
Height: 6 Feet 2 Inches
Occupation: actor
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    Jason Lee: biography

    The Hollywood actor Jason Lee became famous for his roles in the movie A Guy Thing and the comedy series My Name Is Earl. He does not limit his activities to television and cinematography: the former professional skateboarder owns a restaurant and has a share in a company producing sports clothes and equipment. The man is also fond of photography and produces instant photo albums.

    Childhood and youth

    Jason Michael Lee was born on April 25, 1970, in Santa Ana, California. His father, Gregor, worked as a car dealer; the mother, Carol, was a housewife. Little Jason grew up with a brother, James. The would-be star attended the Ocean View middle school and took an interest in extreme sports; he participated in teenage skateboard competitions.

    Young Jason Lee in Mallrats
    Young Jason Lee in Mallrats

    In the late 1980s, the young man performed the 360 flip and joined the professional athletes’ league; he founded the company Stereo Sound producing skateboard decks along with his colleague Chris “Dune” Pastras.

    Outstanding tricks brought young Lee to a commercial for Blind Skateboards and opened the road to cinematography as well. In 1992-1994, the actor had several secondary parts, including the music video “100%” of the American group Sonic Youth and Allison Anders’s Mi Vida Loca. Since that time, Jason left the professional skateboarding and decided to focus on acting.

    Movies

    In the mid-1990s, the artist met the director Kevin Smith and suddenly received the lead part in the comedy Mallrats. He personified a young nerd, Brodie, who kept finding himself in absurd situations all the time but eventually made his dream come true and began to host an evening TV show.

    Jeremy London and Jason Lee in Mallrats
    Jeremy London and Jason Lee in Mallrats

    Kevin and Jason collaborated again in Chasing Amy. The story about the friends, who are creating comics and court a lesbian, proved to be more popular, and Lee gained the Independent Spirit Award Best Supporting Male in 1998.

    Thanks to Smith, the artist’s filmography was expanding quickly. In the 1990s-early 2000s, the comedies Dogma, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, and the TV series Kissing a Fool were released. In addition, fans could see their favorite in episodes of Vanilla Sky by Cameron Crowe and Enemy of the State by Tony Scott.

    Jason Lee and Jennifer Love Hewitt in Heartbreakers
    Jason Lee and Jennifer Love Hewitt in Heartbreakers

    2001 brought the first lead part in the adventure melodrama Heartbreakers. The man played Jack Withrowe, the fan of the swindler Page Conners (Jennifer Love Hewitt). The project gave Lee pretty much money and became a significant item in his filmography, along with the youth comedy A Guy Thing.

    When Jason got tired of funny losers, the director Lawrence Kasdan offered him a part in the fantastic thriller Dreamcatcher based on Stephen King’s novel under the same title. Although the movie failed and endured many negative reviews, the collaboration with Morgan Freeman and Thomas Jane proved to be a valuable experience.

    Greg Garcia’s series My Name Is Earl marked the comeback to the comedy genre. Before Lee agreed to play a fraud trying to make amends for his old sins, he rejected the director’s offer twice: the man doubted the role would suit him.

    Jason Lee in My Name Is Earl
    Jason Lee in My Name Is Earl

    The show was immensely popular; NBC channel broadcast it for four seasons. The series brought Jason the nomination for the Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series.

    As My Name Is Earl was aired, the artist enlarged his role specification and voiced animated picture characters. In the 2000s, he worked on The Incredibles, Monster House, and Seth MacFarlane’s iconic sitcom American Dad!

    At the same period, Kevin Smith’s new comedy Clerks II and Tim Hill’s family animated movie Alvin and the Chipmunks were released. The later project showed singing animals playing pranks; the American pianist and producer Ross Bagdasarian Sr. created them in 1958.

    Jason Lee in Alvin and the Chipmunks
    Seth MacFarlane

    In 2009-2015, the audience could enjoy three more movies about the composer Dave Seville and his pet trio. Although movie experts’ reviews were mostly negative, the audience liked them; all pictures grossed a lot.

    Apart from the above movies, people could see and hear Jason Lee in the youth comedy Cop Out (2010), Noah’s Ark: The New Beginning (2011), the crime drama Tell (2014), and the family melodrama Growing Up Smith (2017).

    Personal life

    Charming and athletic, the man has never lacked women’s attention.

    In 1995, Jason married a photographer and actress Carmen Llywelyn, who appeared in Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back. The couple’s life together seemed peaceful and happy, but Scientology turned out to be the rock on which they split. In the 1990s, Jason took an interest in the new, fashionable religious movement, but Carmen refused to join it and started reading books on anti-Scientology. Thus, the spouses divorced.

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    Jason Lee, his wife Ceren Alkac, and their son

    On the surface, Lee went through the separation without many emotions. In the early 2000s, he got engaged to the actress Jean Riesgraf famous for the series My Name Is Earl. In 2003, the lovers’ son Pilot Inspektor was born; the boy received his weird name after the song of the indie-rock group Grandaddy. Nevertheless, the relationship never ended up with a marriage.

    In 2008, Lee married a young woman named Ceren Alkac. Two children have been born in this union: the daughter Casper and the son Sonny.

    In 2016, Lee recanted scientology. The spouses have given their vows again; friends and family were present at the ceremony. Today, Jason and Ceren live in Denton, Texas.

    Present days

    In February 2019, the director Kevin Smith announced a new movie starring his old friend Jason Lee on Instagram.

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    Kevin Smith and Jason Lee

    Jay and Silent Bob Reboot will be premiered in October 2019.

    Jason Lee’s net worth is $20 million in 2019.

    Filmography

    • 1997 – Chasing Amy
    • 1999 – Dogma
    • 2000 – Almost Famous
    • 2001 – Vanilla Sky
    • 2001 – Heartbreakers
    • 2003 – Dreamcatcher
    • 2003 – A Guy Thing
    • 2005-2009 – My Name Is Earl
    • 2007 – Alvin and the Chipmunks
    • 2009 – Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel
    • 2015 – Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip
    • 2017 – Growing Up Smith
    • 2019 - Jay and Silent Bob Reboot

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